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Distinguished Lecture Series is comprised of academic experts from Carnegie Mellon University with backgrounds in a wide variety of disciplines. It is a hallmark of a Carnegie Mellon education to build a broad base of knowledge in the liberal arts and sciences. In this tradition, the Distinguished Lecture Series provides a glimpse into the staggering depth and breadth of scholarship and research that has been generated by Carnegie Mellon since its inception over a century ago.

  • Paul P. Christiano Distinguished Lecture in Engineering
    Distinguished lectures in engineering are named in honor of Paul P. Christiano, dean of the College of Engineering from 1989 to 1991 and provost of Carnegie Mellon University from 1991 to 2000.
  • John Patrick Crecine Distinguished Lecture in Social Sciences
    Distinguished lectures in social sciences are named in honor of John Patrick Crecine, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University from 1976 to 1983.
  • Richard M. Cyert Distinguished Lecture in Business Management
    Distinguished lectures in business management are named in honor of Richard M. Cyert, president of Carnegie Mellon University from 1972 to 1990 and dean of the business school from 1962 to 1972.
  • Nico Habermann Distinguished Lecture in Computer Science
    Distinguished lectures in computer science are named in honor of A. Nico Habermann, head of the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University from 1980 to 1988 and founding dean of the School of Computing Science.
  • Thomas M. Kerr Jr. Distinguished Lecture in Ethics
    Distinguished lectures in ethics are named in honor of Thomas M. Kerr Jr. for his lifelong commitment to teaching law, ethics and civil liberties at Carnegie Mellon University.
  • Gloriana St. Clair Distinguished Lecture in 21st Century Librarianship
    Distinguished lectures in 21st century librarianship are named in honor of Gloriana St. Clair, dean of libraries emerita, who served as dean of Carnegie Mellon University Libraries from 1998 to 2013.

Upcoming Lectures

Distinguished Lecture Series, 2015-16

Paul P. Christiano Distinguished Lecture in Engineering

James H. Garrett, Jr.

James H. Garrett, Jr.

Dean, College of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
METRO21 – Making Our Cities and Our Infrastructure Smarter
April 11, 2016

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John Patrick Crecine Distinguished Lecture in Social Sciences

Richard Scheines

Richard Scheines

Dean, Marianna Brown Dietrich College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University
Learning Engineering: Using Psychology and Technology to Transform Education
September 10, 2015

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Wilfried Sieg

Wilfried Sieg

Patrick Suppes Professor of Philosophy, Carnegie Mellon University
Thinking, Computing, Thinking
November 15, 2015

John P. Lehoczky

John P. Lehoczky

Thomas Lord University Professor of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University
Real-Time Computer Systems: The Mars Pathfinder, Driverless Cars and Video Streaming
March 8, 2016

A. Nico Habermann Distinguished Lecture in Computer Science

Andrew Moore

Andrew Moore

Dean, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
Google-tech to CMU-School of Computer Science-tech: Strategy around Data, Augmented Humans and Autonomy
February 3, 2016

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Thomas M. Kerr, Jr. Distinguished Lecture in Ethics

John Hooker

John Hooker

Holleran Professor of Business Ethics and Social Responsibility, Professor of Operations Research, Carnegie Mellon University
Cultural Comparative Advantage in the Global Economy
November 17, 2015

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Gloriana St. Clair Distinguished Lecture in 21st Century Librarianship

Diane Mizrachi

Diane Mizrachi

Social sciences and undergraduate instruction librarian, University of California, Los Angeles
Preferring Print in a Digital World: Studies of Students’ Academic Reading Behaviors
April 26, 2017

Susan Gibbons

Susan Gibbons

University Librarian and Deputy Provost for Libraries & Scholarly Communication, Yale University
Studying Library Patrons to Improve Libraries
October 13, 2015

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